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Wimbledon tickets unlikely to go on sale

West Ham are likely to get an away allocation of less than 500 tickets for the away game against AFC Wimbledon in the League cup in late August.

The EFL rules say that a minimum of 10% of  the available tickets must be made available to the away club. In the case of the Chelsea owned Kingsmeadow stadium that would be just 485 tickets for the cup game in Kingston, Surrey.

Liverpool visited Kingsmeadow in 2015 and were allocated 825 tickets in the FA Cup third round as the Premier League outfit beat them 2-1 thanks to two Steve Gerard goals.

However, FA Cup rules allow for an away allocation of up to 15% of the home stadium which is subject to the local Safety Advisory Group (SAG) agreeing to that ticket allocation number.

Demand for tickets will be high among the Wimbledon fans so West Ham are likely to be awarded less than 500 tickets and with over 500 West Ham away season ticket holders no tickets are likely to be sold to West Ham season ticket holders with priority points.

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter
 

3 comments on “Wimbledon tickets unlikely to go on sale

  1. I’ve been to this ground. It is basically a non league ground in the middle of surburbia and a bit of trek from the station. And the nearby high street does not allow away fans. Wish they could transfer the fixture to the London Stadium. But I’m guessing our Landlords wouldn’t want that.

  2. I work less a mile away from the stadium, it used to the be the home stadium of the Kingstonians. AFC Wimbledon purchased it from Kingston council but sold it to Chelsea for £1m to help them to move back to Plough Lane. Kingstonians have been kicked out and now play at Leatherhead’s stadium while Chelsea women play at Kingsmeadow.

    • I live pretty close Sean, do you live West Side also I am close to Richmond which is where I get the train from every match 🙂

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